Bad Hare Days


Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

I believe it was Advanced Math class, back in high school, that I was made to read Alice in Wonderland. On a related note, our Geometry class class had to read Flatland by A. Square (Edwin Abbott Abbott). Both of which are awesome books. I've since read Flatland over again!

Now, however, my memories of Alice in Wonderland's story have been a little twisted by movie adaptations and comics and video games and the like. Especially Jan ҆vankmajer's Alice, a stop-animation movie involving a super-creepy stuffed scissor-wielding White Rabbit.

You know, I always thought the White Rabbit seemed a little cracked out. Always rushing around; worrying about this & that; trying desperately not to be late for something. You could totally pull a druggy motif out of that story.

So, I drew a tweaking rabbit. You've got to ask yourself, "What's in his pockets?" Snacks? Money? Poker chips? Marbles? Sand? Shotgun shells? Half-eaten candles? Sawdust? Chess pieces? Shrimp? Carrots? Lent? More pocket watches?

I'm not telling. And he's too far gone to reveal the secret. So it looks like your imagination will just have to keep!

7 comments:

michelle hebert said...

Your drawings always impress me. But my mind was blown when I saw this particularly amazing creation - a rabbit that can hold all of Lent in his pockets! ;-)

Great stuff, Burt!

Ooti said...

Execellent.

book said...

this rabbit reminds me of a guy i ran into on simcoe the first week i lived here. i was trying to find my dentist's office, and somehow wound up in the ghetto. so i stopped an innocuous looking older man, who proceeded to twitch and ask "say guh, you want summa dat rock?"....apparently every middle class white girl that flags him down must ask. i really jsut wanted my teeth cleaned, haha.

Denise Gallagher said...

creepy wonderful twitchy bunny!

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the enigma said...

verrrry cool....

donny* said...

wowzah!

whatasiteforsoreeyes said...

Wow! I checked out both your sites....I have to say: I'm dazzled by your talent! How about doing an illustration on John Kennedy Toole's "A Confederacy Of Dunces"? Excellent job! Keep it up!